Jun 5, 2024

8th Annual Night for Blue

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Event Details

The 8th Annual A Night For Blue will be held on Wednesday June 5th 2024. This year we will be honoring Independence Blue Cross with the Founders Award.
Jun 5, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Honoring

Independence Blue Cross (IBX) is the region’s hometown health insurer. For more than 85 years, it has been at the heart of the Philadelphia community and committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities it serves.

Giving back to the community is a cornerstone value at IBX. Through its corporate giving and volunteer programs, IBX supports hundreds of diverse nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. This includes key initiatives of the Philadelphia Police Foundation, such as gun violence reduction programs, officer wellness, anti-bias training, highway patrol helmets, and N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, IBX delivers innovative, competitively priced health care products and services; rewards coordinated, quality care; and promotes equitable, whole-person health.

-Gregory E. Deavens, CPA, CGMA,President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross

Gregory E. Deavens, CPA, CGMA

A Message from Our President

As the Philadelphia Police Foundation (PPF) celebrates its 25th Anniversary, I reflect back on where we have been and where we are going. Our men and women in blue have experienced unprecedented challenges over the past five years, which has only strengthened our resolve to lift up law enforcement. Because of your generosity and the funds raised at the Night for Blue, PPF has provided approximately $1 million annually in funding for the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) to support a myriad of training programs, life-saving equipment, crime fighting technology, youth and community engagement initiatives, Officer health and wellness activities, and much more. As you know, our city faces daily issues with safety and crime. In spite of this, I am optimistic that with your involvement, and the leadership of Mayor Cherelle Parker and Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel, we will meet and overcome these obstacles. To our Board of Directors and Night for Blue Sponsors, please accept my sincere gratitude for your generosity, your continued support of the brave officers of the PPD, and your commitment to make Philadelphia the Safest, Cleanest, and Greenest big city in the nation, with economic opportunity for all!

Maureen S. Rush M.S., CPP

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Commissioner level
Anonymous Donation
Linda Richardson Korman and Steven Korman 
JIM AND LISA WILSON
Daniel M. DiLella
Inspector Level
 Joanne M. Berwind
JIM AND LISA WILSON
Daniel M. DiLella
Captain Level
the keller family
MAUREEN S. RUSH AND DR. JAQUELINE HUDEK
Lieutenant Level
ANN THORNTON FIELD
CHRISTOPHER TOPOLEWSKI
Anonymous Donation

Night For Blue Founders Award Honoree's

2024

Independence Blue Cross

2023

Brad Korman, Steve Korman and Linda Richardson-Korman
The Korman Family

2022

Maureen S. Rush

2021

Daniel M. DiLella

2020

Joseph Coradino

2019

Charles P. Pizzi

2018

Patrick J. O'Connor

2017

John K. Binswanger

More About The Police Foundation's Night for Blue

The PPF’s mission is to help ensure transparent, equitable and excellent policing for everyone. The organization helps Philadelphia Police ensure and enhance the safety of every Philadelphian from every Neighborhood. Night for Blue is by far our most significant fundraising vehicle and has helped the PPF provide funding for critical equipment, advanced technology, youth initiatives and programs and innovative training that is outside the City’s budget.

A Night for Blue is a dynamic, festive and inspiring 2-hour networking event, with a silent and live auction, all in support of the unbudgeted needs of the Philadelphia Police Department. There may not be a more challenging profession in our country today than being a police officer in a major city, and therefore, with all that has transpired over the past two (2) years.

Over the past two (2) years individuals, businesses, and foundations have generously contributed nearly $2 million dollars to underwrite critical but unbudgeted priorities.

Thank you to all who joined us and a special thanks to all who donated!

For questions, please reach out to our Executive Director at execdirector@phillypolicefoundation.org.

NFB COMMITTEE EVENT CHAIRS FOR PPF BOARD

  • Gregory Montanaro
  • Amy Riley

NFB COMMITTEE

  • Gregory Montanaro
  • Amy Riley
  • Kathleen Albanese
  • Jennnifer Bullick
  • Rodney Davis
  • G.A. Taylor Fernley
  • Dexter Hamilton
  • Bradley Korman
  • Peter Madden
  • Gesi McAllister
  • Jeff McFadden
  • Jennifer Nagle
  • Brian Paule
  • Keith Prewitt
  • Maureen Rush
  • Wayne Schuh
  • Ismail Shahid
  • Stan Sherman
  • Fred Stein
  • Janice Tangradi
  • Max Tuttleman

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